LKBEN10818: How to disable the Recent documents folder in the Windows start menu.


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LKB | Created: 02/04/2020 | Version: 1 | Language: EN | Rating: 0 | Outdated: False | Marked for deletion: False

Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

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Symptom

You need to disable the Recent documents folder.

Cause

You want to remove the "Recent dokuments" folder in the Windows start menu.

Solution

If you din't want to have the "Recent documents" folder in the start menu you have to change a registry entry.

Search for the following entry "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer".

There has to be the key "NoRecentDocsMenu". Change the value to 1.

After a restart the change takes effect.

About the Author

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux in different European countries and different European languages. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform where he is one of the most important contributors and the main developer.

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